Bob Cantrick, communist cadre for over 5 decades

Vol. 84/No. 51 - December 28, 2020
Above, Steve Penner, organizer of Communist League in Canada, speaks at Dec. 5 celebration of political life of Bob Cantrick held in Montreal. “Bob was won to the communist movement in the late 1960s under the impact of the Black rights, women’s liberation, anti-Vietnam War movements, and the Cuban Revolution, which points the way forward toward humanity’s socialist future,” Penner said. Inset, Cantrick working at Marley Cooling Tower in Kansas City, Missouri in 1990.

MONTREAL — Thirty-two people attended a Dec. 5 celebration here of the political life of Bob Cantrick, a member and supporter of the communist movement in three countries for more than 50 years. Participants came from Toronto, Hamilton and Montreal.…


Bob Cantrick, over five decades building communist movement

Vol. 84/No. 48 - December 7, 2020

MONTREAL — Bob Cantrick, a member and supporter of the communist movement for over five decades, died Nov. 4 in Toronto at the age of 76. He had been hospitalized for a serious respiratory condition after undergoing radiation therapy for…



Pete Kennedy built the communist movement in UK over four decades

Vol. 84/No. 36 - September 14, 2020

LONDON — Pete Kennedy, a longtime member and supporter of the Communist League in the United Kingdom, died Aug. 19 a few months after being diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. He was 61. Kennedy joined the…


Alan Harris: 65-year leader of the communist movement

Vol. 84/No. 25 - June 29, 2020
Alan Harris and his wife Connie played a decisive role in the struggle to establish modern communist party in the U.K. Before moving there, Harris had been a leader of the communist movement in Canada. Above, Harris, front center, marches at 1987 miners’ gala in Mansfield. Right, Harris promotes Militant and Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power at London 2010 protest against social welfare cuts.

LONDON — “Alan Harris was a proletarian party-builder,” said Jonathan Silberman, organizer of the Central Committee of the Communist League in the United Kingdom, welcoming people to a gathering here May 31 to celebrate Harris’ life and political contributions. “Alan…


Frank Gorton built communist movement in Canada, UK, US

Vol. 84/No. 24 - June 22, 2020
Frank Gorton, far right with bullhorn, was union spokesperson in 1969 demonstration for wage parity between skilled, unskilled workers at Raleigh bike factory in Nottingham, England.

MONTREAL — The political activity and contributions of Frank Gorton, a 56-year cadre of the world communist movement, were celebrated here at a May 31 event sponsored by the Communist League. Gorton dedicated his life to building communist parties in…


Cheryl Goertz: 55-year cadre of the Socialist Workers Party

Vol. 84/No. 23 - June 15, 2020
At 1968 Young Socialist Alliance convention Cheryl Goertz has lunch with Ray Dunne, a central leader of Teamsters union battles in Minneapolis in the 1930s and of the SWP.

ATLANTA — A meeting to celebrate the political contributions of Cheryl Goertz, a 55-year cadre of the Socialist Workers Party, was held here May 30. Participants came from Atlanta; Greensboro and Hayesville, North Carolina; Miami and Plant City, Florida; Carrollton,…



Cindy Jaquith: 55-year cadre of Socialist Workers Party

Vol. 84/No. 21 - June 1, 2020

MIAMI — Members and supporters of the Socialist Workers Party gathered here May 10 to celebrate the life of Cindy Jaquith, a cadre of the SWP for 55 years. Jaquith died May 1 at 72. Participants in the celebration came…


Celebrate Cindy Jaquith’s 55 years building the communist movement

Vol. 84/No. 19 - May 18, 2020

Cindy Jaquith, a cadre and leader of the Socialist Workers Party for some 55 years, died unexpectedly in Miami May 2 of complications from an intestinal illness. Over the years, Jaquith shouldered a wide range of national and international leadership…